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[PATCH] automake: new option to print locations of scripts and data file
[PATCH] automake: new option to print locations of scripts and data files (was: Re: bug#10473: Run automake to create config.sub without any Makefile.am)
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 18:45:15 +0100
retitle 10473 get directory holding automake-provided scripts and data files
severity 10473 wishlist
tags 10473 patch
On 01/10/2012 10:57 PM, Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 January 2012 16:10:29 Nick Bowler wrote:
>> On 2012-01-10 15:41 -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:
>>> On Monday 09 January 2012 18:49:28 Eric Blake wrote:
>>>> On 01/09/2012 03:46 PM, Roger Pau Monné wrote:
>>>>> It creates the needed files, but exits with status 1. Is there anyway
>>>>> to generate config.sub without relying on Automake,
>>>> Use 'cp'. That's all the more automake was doing when it outputs lines
>>>> about installing helper files.
>>> i wish automake (and gettext) had modes where you could say "i just want
>>> you to install XXX helpers for me)". copying things by hand is error
>>> prone due to changing install paths across versions and distros.
>>> automake --foreign -c -f --tools="config.sub config.guess"
>> CCing bug-automake. This feature would be generally useful: another
>> example for automake-using packages is that at "foreign" strictness the
>> INSTALL file is not copied, but maintainers may still want to include it.
>> Perhaps a simpler and more flexible option is to add an option to
>> automake which prints out the location where it finds these files,
>> similar to aclocal --print-ac-dir. Something like (for example)
>> % automake --print-snippet-dir
> i'd be OK with that too if the assumption is that all relevant files people
> want to manually copy would be in there (INSTALL, config.sub, etc...).
Here is a patch adding a new "--print-libdir" option (naming selected for
consistency with the "--libdir=DIR" option). I will push it by tomorrow if
there is no objection.
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